Roy, mankind is answerable to no one, except himself. I do not need to hear his confession or judge him. Man must be accountable for his actions, but only to himself and he must take responsibility for them. He creates, he judges and it is he who recreates and makes adjustments. It is he alone that carries any perceived burden of guilt or fear about what he does. Man can not lie to himself. Man is the silent observer of his own actions.
When your are truly accountable for your actions, you will automatically speak the truth to others. In reality there are no others. Man torments himself with the lies he believes about himself. Lies are stumbling blocks along the way. One can not gain enlightenment while he/she is believing in something that works against his belief system. The path to enlightenment then starts off with excepting yourself as you are. As the observer. If you create or live in the illusion of a different self you can not be the other. At some point you will have to start over. To thy own self be true. Do not justify yourself to no man/woman. You are the way you are, "because."
To deny yourself ever, is the worst blasphemy. To lie to yourself, denies your very existence. Life starts moving freely and with more ease, when you begin to align yourself with your true self. Power is returned to you, when you begin to be accountable for it, and take responsibility and ownership of it. When you declare "I am," you are declaring who your really are and where the power lies. When this becomes your truth again, your power belongs to you. You can not be fully functional, while you declare yourself as something other than what or who you are. You can not lie to another while you know the truth, and be truthful to yourself, unless you know yourself to be a liar, and this is the purpose of your experience.
Accountability always follows truth and it implies ownership. You own up to the person you know yourself to be. You must own the truth before you have any control over it. What is yours, what you own, is your truth. As an observer of your own life, it will hurt, when you deny yourself. As you stand apart from yourself and listen to your lie, you will be horrified by what you hear. It will be you denying yourself in full view and within hearing distance. It will be you saying to yourself that the man/women that you believe to be honest and truthful does not exist. That will be your new declaration about yourself. You can not say the "I am," honest and then lie to yourself. The honest man that lies, is not the same person, it is another, it is the one who lies.
We are all born perfect. As we get older, we move away from that perfection. We begin to believe the lies we hear about ourselves and then we start telling them. This becomes our new truth. We believe what we say, because we are creative persons and we eventually create what we say. As we continue to deny ourselves, we move into none existence, the illusion. We move into a world of denial. Man has all the attributes of his creator because that is who he is. You would deny this, and therefore surrender the power that is yours.
You have no power, if you fail to recognize it in the first place. You can not be as God until you first admit, that you are God. You can not return to God unless you are God. You can not be the creator unless you know yourself to be the creator. Iron can not be Gold. That which is impure can not join with that which is pure and be the same thing. Therefore you must know yourself as pure.
To deny yourself is the worst blasphemy. To lie to yourself is the worst thing you can do to yourself. To live your lie, is to deny your purity and your very existence. You can not ever lie to another, and be truthful to yourself. Know yourself as the creator of your own life, and you will always live in truth. Declare yourself as the creator of your life, and take charge over it.